The Neuroscience minor provides students with an introduction to the foundations of neuroscience, a discipline which focuses on the study of the nervous system from a range of levels. Study of the nervous system is a relatively new discipline, and discoveries in this area have great promise to illuminate the roots of our mental experience, and to provide the tools to preserve and reverse the effects of injury and disease. While only one of several major organ systems in the body, the nervous system is very complicated and critical to our identity. Neuroscience is fundamentally interdisciplinary, and draws on techniques from diverse fields including biology, psychology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and philosophy. The courses included in the Neuroscience minor focus on the fundamentals of the biology and function of the nervous system. The minor is open to any major, and should be of interest to students with professional interests in the biomedical or health sciences. The courses included in the minor focus on the organization and function of the nervous system, from the specializations of single neurons and glia to the function of large networks of neurons which support movement, memory, emotion and more.
Requirements for the Minor
|NSC-104||Introduction to Neuroscience||1|
|300 level Elective|
|NSC-332||Research in Sensation and PerceptionyResearch in Sensation & Perception||0.5|
|or NSC-333||Research in Behavioral Neuroscience|
|Sensation and Perception|
Additional Course Work
It is recommended that students interested in pursuing neuroscience at the graduate level also complete Organic Chemistry I (CHE 221). Additional coursework in physics and math may be considered. Students should consult with an advisor in Neuroscience on their particular paths.